For our second instalment of Play Handball Community Talks, our South Africa Project Coordinator – Simphiwe Mahlanyana – sat down, virtually, with Michael Wachira from Pendo Amani Youth Organisation in Juja, Kenya. The interview details how things have been in Juja and Kenya generally and together, Simphiwe and Michael explored opportunities that arose as a result of Covid-19 and lockdown regulations all over the world. The interview can be viewable.Read More
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17 teams from Kisumu County and Siaya County participated in the first handball tournament hosted by our community partner EmpowerGirlsPlus (EGP) in Kisumu, western Kenya. It was an exciting day for the players and the host organisation. “This was the first time we organised a tournament for teams outside our community. We made it a one-day event since it was our very first one. Some of the things might have not happened as we expected, but all in all we feel grateful and happy”, tells Ruth Moody – Director of EmpowerGirlsPlus. 300 participants attended the tournament, including relatives of the players. Four school teams and three community teams, which are part of EmpowerGirlsPlus’ sports activities in the community of Kisumu, competed in the tournament. (more…)Read More
South Africa, for the first time in its history, had to lockdown the country in March 2020 due to the outbreak of the CoronaVirus, which was first identified in December 2019, in the city of Wuhan, in China. This affected all industries in many countries and many organisations had to pause their activities for the duration of the different levels of lockdown. As humanitarian work had to continue, many NGOs / NPOs were encouraged to continue operating using different strategies, which adhered to lockdown regulations. PlayHandball was no different. All sport activities came to a halt. As from the beginning of April (and for 26 weeks therefrom) PlayHandball supported families (in-need) with Corona-Aid-Packages, which included food parcels for both South Africa and Kenya where the core beneficiaries are. (more…)Read More
It’s a tough time for the world due to Covid 19. And this has not left Kenya behind. Carol Nange, PlayHandball co-ordinator in Kenya gives a report.
Having the majority of the population depending on hand to mouth lifestyle, they are under pressure since most jobs have been closed down, working far from home is impossible due to high transport cost as the numbers to be accommodated in a bus have been reduced by half. Which has made it even more difficult to comprehend the situation. Cases are rising day to day, as much as we as the nation are trying any possible means to bring the curve to its knees. (more…)Read More
“Working here in Kenya is my biggest challenge so far with lots of ups and downs, but whenever things don’t go so well, I always keep the bigger goal in mind. Kenya is an incredible character building experience for me.”
Read the following interview to learn more about Léons experiences in Kenya.Read More
Carol Nange went to Germany to attend a conference for youth exchange programmes organised by the German Sports Youth. She was meeting there with the local Handball Federations and our exchange partner Youth Abroad in Schleswig-Holstein. Finally, she also experienced professional handball in Berlin.Read More
PendoAmani Youth Organization is a registered NGO in Kenya with a focus on youth development operating in Juja. They work for youth and with youth to cultivate passion into skills, build and raise the platforms necessary for today’s young leaders to flourish; they do this through inspiring youth to actively take part in their own development and through skills development such as attending free Computer and Media skills training, Music, Dance and Sports.
Through partnership with PLAY HANDBALL Kenya, PendoAmani has received a volunteer to initiate handball program in schools within Juja.
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Play Handball Volunteer Programme extends to Kenya. Volunteers go abroad, gain valuable intercultural experiences and help at the same time with handball in another country. After having facilitated workshops and the first Super Cup in Kenya last year, Play Handball is happy to welcome the first German Volunteers in Kenya from September 2019.
Play Handball has been supporting handball for development activities since 2017 in the East African Country. The organisation uses Handball as a tool to create learning experiences for the youth around important socio-political topics such as environmental awareness. In October 2018 the flagship project – the PLAY HANDBALL Super Cup – was replicated in Kenya, making it the first country outside South Africa to host such an event.
“We are so happy that we were able to strengthen our relationship with Youth Abroad in Kiel and finally manage to send volunteers to Kenya to support our partner projects in our country,” says George Nange (Country Manager of Play Handball in Kenya), expressing his delight at the extension of the Play Handball Volunteer Programme to Kenya.
Sebastian Hirdes in Kenya from September (more…)Read More
Play Handball Supercup series in its third year – With Handball active for the sustainable development goal 13 “Climate Action” of the United Nations
Germany is co-organiser of the Handball World Championship in January. Two years later, in 2021, the World Championship will be hosted on the African continent. After 1999 in Egypt and 2005 in Tunisia, Egypt will host the World Cup for the second time.
The Play Handball Supercup series is still a long way from such a big tournament, but this year, there was a new pleasing development. In 2018, the tournament was played not only in South Africa but also for the first time in Kenya. The basic orientation has not changed. The Play Handball Supercup is and remains the first tournament series in Africa that combines sport with education and environmental protection. The motto is: More than handball! (more…)Read More